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Frequently Asked (or Anticipated) Questions
Can a school register more than one team?
Last year, we allowed multiple teams per school. However, this will not be allowed this year because it will be unnecessary. There is no limit on the number of players per team! In fact, it will be best for both your team and the tournament to have as many people of different ranks as possible, so that we can minimize the rank differences in the team games.
I want to register my school, but we don't have enough people.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP! We may be able to pair you with another school that doesn't have enough people or we can work something out with you! However, you need to speak with us as soon as possible.
I'd like to register my school club. However, they're complaining that the registration fees are too expensive. Can something be worked out?
We will try to be flexible if you have legitimate concerns about the price, because we really do want you to partcipate in the tournament! Please email email@example.com and we will try to work something out with you!
How much would it cost to register 5 people in a team? What about 8? What about 11?
This is a classical math problem: you can register 1 person for $10, or 4 people for $30. The best way to register your team would be to group them into as many groups of 4 as possible and register each of the groups for $30, then register the remaining people individually. This would mean that since 5 = 4+1, it would take $30+$10 = $40 to register 5 people. 8 = 2x4, so it would cost $60 to register 8 people. You do the math for 11 people.
If you're still confused, use this formula:
Your Cost = $10 (n - floor (n/4)) , where n is the number of people you need to register.
I can't find a convenient means of transportation to come to the tournament.
We don't want people to be restricted from coming here due to geographical difficulties. Please email us or your respective school's contact (if there is one) and we will try our best to accomodate your travel difficulties.
My school is registered for the tournament, but I'm not. What do I do???
On the "See who's registered" page, you will find the email of the contact person for your school. Email him/her and ask to be signed up. If that doesn't work, sign up as an individual and email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will try to work it out.
What about lunch?
Due to various difficulties we will not be providing a pizza lunch this year. However, there is a Tim Hortons right in the Meeting Place, and it's probably open on Saturday. The student lounge has a Subway, an A&W and an Asian Gourmet. There is also a place called "Marketplace" nearby that sells all types of food.
The registration site is messed up!!! What do I do?
Try sending an email to email@example.com
If you do not like the online registration, you can always email your registration to us.
I registered a team, but now I can't log in!!
Make sure you spelled your school name right! If you don't remember, you could always check at the "View who's registered" page. If you're still having problems, email us!
I inputted one of my team member's name/rank wrong and can't edit it.
Delete the person. Then add them again with the correct info.
I still don't get how the team/individual/9x9 tournaments work together. Can you give me an example?
Certainly. Suppose your team has 5 people: Joe, Mary, Bob, Kevin, and Johnson. Since there are only 3 official team games per round, only 3 people (say Mary, Bob, and Kevin) are chosen by the computer to play. The computer picked these 3 people because their ranks are closest to their opponents'. Joe and Johnson would be paired with people from the individual tournament, which would not count towards the team score, but will count towards their individual scores. Mary, Bob, and Kevin's game will count for both their team and individual scores! This means that they all have a chance of winning in the individual tournament. Later, if any one of them finishes early, they can find someone else and play a 9x9 self-pairing match.
How will the computer pairing algorithm for the team tournament work?
For each round, the computer will:
1) Pair 2 teams together with similar win/loss records
2) Select 3 representatives from each team to play the team tournament. These 3 people are selected so that the rank differences in each game are minimized.
Can I volunteer for the tournament?
Sure! The tournament committee currently consists of a few university and high school students. We need people to help with the setup & cleanup, tournament directing (may include teaching absolute beginners), etc. Send us an email!
You haven't answered my question yet!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!